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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 4. SERVICES FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN [16000 - 16545]

  ( Heading of Part 4 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 429. )

CHAPTER 5.1. Child Welfare Services Program Improvement Fund [16524 - 16524.5]
  ( Chapter 5.1 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 168, Sec. 1. )

16524.
  

(a) The Child Welfare Services Program Improvement Fund is hereby established in the State Treasury. The fund shall consist of donated grants, gifts, or bequests made to the state from private sources, and the moneys in the fund shall be expended, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to enhance the state’s ability to provide a comprehensive system of supports that promote positive outcomes for children and families.

(b) To the extent possible, the department shall use moneys in the fund as a match to obtain federal participation in the cost of eligible activities.

(c) Moneys made available through the Child Welfare Services Program Improvement Fund shall be used to augment federal, state, or county funds made available for the child welfare services program.

(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that moneys in the Child Welfare Services Program Improvement Fund shall provide for activities including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Providing mandated training statewide for all child welfare services social workers.

(2) Standardizing training so that all foster parents and relative caregivers in the state receive the same level and quality of training.

(3) Expediting the implementation of evidence-based practices, as recommended in the Child Welfare Services (CWS) Redesign.

(4) Supporting the state’s ability to achieve improved outcomes for children and families consistent with the terms of the State of California Program Improvement Plan (PIP) for the Child Welfare Services Program.

(5) Supporting technical assistance efforts for counties.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 168, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

16524.5.
  

(a) The State Department of Social Services may fund the various activities authorized pursuant to Section 16524 by means of grants rather than contracts. The grants shall not be subject to the review specified in Section 10295 of the Public Contract Code.

(b) The department may renew grants for the various activities authorized pursuant to Section 16524 that exceed three years in duration if the grant is reviewed annually and the grantee is found to be satisfactorily meeting the grant objectives.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 594, Sec. 1. (AB 2129) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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